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metric ass-load

metric ass-load  n.— «It’s been a long couple of weeks since the last time I spoke with you gentle readers and I’ve watched a metric ass-load of tapes.» —“Death Valley Driver Video Review #48″ by Dean&Angie Usenet:...

nuclear option

nuclear option n. especially in politics, an action of last resort; in recent years in the U.S., an extreme method of overcoming a filibuster related to the confirmation of judicial nominees. Editorial Note: This term was not coined by U.S. Senator...

nuclear option

nuclear option  n.— «Republicans have hinted ominously to some “nuclear” option for breaking the judicial logjam some time after Easter.» —“Senate panel OKs Owen for judgeship” by Charles Hurt Washington...

hydraulic

hydraulic  n.— «“People don’t understand that time is hydraulic,” he said, meaning that time spent on the Internet is time taken away from other activities.» —“Internet Use Said to Cut Into TV Viewing and...

China price

China price  n.— «“China price” has become the newest buzzword among economists, as they try to fathom China’s awesome ability to force down the value of work in any job that is at all transferable, and thus induce the massive global...

cat face

cat face  n.— «Atzet stopped again, to drill into the bulging bark of a cat-faced sugar pine. The cat face is a ring of bulging bark that has grown to heal a scar left by a fire. Because the healing bark is loaded with pitch, it tends to...